Delta Chamber board chair resigns for sunnier climes

Vice chair Ian Tate to step into role

Delta Chamber of Commerce board chair Tudor Williams is stepping down for sunnier climes.

Delta Chamber of Commerce board chair Tudor Williams is stepping down for sunnier climes.

The Delta Chamber of Commerce’s recently installed board chair announced early retirement this week.

At the chamber’s first regular meeting Wednesday evening (April 13), Tudor Williams put forth his resignation.

In a phone interview, Williams said an unexpected “opportunity of a lifetime” came about for him and his wife.

The pair had the chance to purchase a property in Arizona, and have decided to spend their future winters south of the border and their summers in Edmonton where, in both locations, they can spend more time with family.

Williams will remain chair until April 30, when vice chair Ian Tate will be appointed chair, and second vice chair Kelly Guichon will become the new vice chair.

Said Williams, “While I leave with regret for not being able to complete my term at this interesting and productive time in the Chamber’s development, I do leave with confidence in the strong leadership skills and talent of our board.”

In a media release the Chamber said Tait brings to the role of chair a strong background in public affairs and marketing developed over years with BC Hydro and through his own business, Tait Consulting Ltd.

The Chamber’s next luncheon is April 20, 11:30 a.m., featuring Initiatives Prince George president and CEO Tim McEwan, formerly a Tsawwassen resident, who will share his suggestions for a successful economic development initiative in Delta based on his experiences with the model he has been involved with in Prince George.

Visit deltachamber.ca for more details.

Surrey North Delta Leader